From the Mouths of Babes and Birds

From the Mouths of Babes and Birds

By TIM REQUARTH and MEEHAN CRIST Babies learn to speak months after they begin to understand language. As they are learning to talk, they babble, repeating the same syllable (“da-da-da”) or combining syllables into a string (“da-do-da-do”). Do humans learn to speak...
Nests: the art of birds

Nests: the art of birds

Author: Janine Burke Research Fellow, School of English, Communications and Performance Studies, Monash University Can the nests of some birds be regarded as works of art, as aesthetic creations worthy of our admiration? Charles Darwin wrote in The Descent of Man that...
Some Fun Hummingbird Footage

Some Fun Hummingbird Footage

FROM YOUTUBE VIDEO Hummingbirds of California— some stay, some come to breed & some are passing through. Appearing here are Allen’s, Anna’s, Black-Chinned, Calliope, Costa’s and Rufous Hummingbird. Enjoy. Special thanks for the people that...
Early John James Audubon Drawings

Early John James Audubon Drawings

Written By Kate Kondayen, Harvard Correspondent Growing up in the late 18th century, John James Audubon regularly skipped school and headed to the fields, spending his early years developing the techniques that led to his career as a famed naturalist who made...
Newly Discovered Dino Had a Rainbow of Shiny Feathers

Newly Discovered Dino Had a Rainbow of Shiny Feathers

By Mika McKinnon These days, a new feathered dinosaur may seem like just another addition to the growing catalog of these ancient beasts. But the latest fossil wasn’t just feathered, it was delightfully colorful. Sublimely preserved, the critter ​was dubbed ​Caihong...